“To become an efficient transit system capable of meeting the employment, social and medical transportation needs of the citizens of Gary as well as Northwest Indiana, while stimulating economic development within the City of Gary.”
The City of Gary purchased Gary Intercity Lines in 1974 and created Gary Public Transportation Corp. through enabling legislation. GPTC made transit a priority since the launch of the region’s first modern intercity bus routes in 1996, which connected Gary, Hammond and East Chicago. Since then, GPTC has improved service in Gary while adding service to areas of Calumet Township, Crown Point, Griffith, Highland, Hobart, Merrillville and Munster. These improvements have included more service, infrastructure modernization and improved connections. GPTC views its role as having a large stake in community development, employment, intermodal transit, and overall growth of the region.
Regulation & Supervision of GPTC
Responsible for providing public transportation service within Gary, Indiana, GPTC has the ability to determine its routes, equipment, facilities, and the standards of service to be provided. The Corporation has taxing power, may issue bonds and holds condemnation powers. In addition, GPTC is subject to the regulation of the Utility Regulatory Commission of Indiana.
Principal Management StaffDenise Comer Dillard - Interim General Manager
VACANT - Deputy General Manager - Administration
Freddy McMillon - Finance Director
Shirley Scott - Director of Procurement
Benjamin Barnes - Director of Maintenance/Facility Manager
David Wright - Planning, Marketing and Grants Manager
Dion Dennis - Director of Human Resources
GPTC bus drivers, maintenance, janitorial and dispatch personnel are represented by Local 517 of the Amalgamated Transit Union for collective bargaining purposes.
Our Board of Directors
Operating policy for the Gary Public Transportation Corporation is made by a seven member Board of Directors. The Board, which is bipartisan, is appointed by the Mayor and the City Council of the City Gary. The Mayor appoints three members and the Council appoints four members. The Board of Directors develops policies regarding the operation, contracts, safety, financing, organization and structure of the Corporation. To effect these policies, Board members meet regularly in public session. These meetings include the presentations by management staff regarding the operational and financial status of the Corporation.
GPTC Board Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month (except the month of December unless otherwise noted) at 5:30 p.m. at the Adam Benjamin Metro Center 3rd floor conference room, 100 West 4th Avenue, Gary, IN 46402.
Board meetings are scheduled for the following dates in 2023 (subject to change):
JANUARY 12, 2023
FEBRUARY 9, 2023 at 6PM (note date, time revision)
MARCH 2, 2023
MARCH 22, 2023 at 1PM (Executive Session)
APRIL 6, 2023
MAY 11, 2023
JUNE 8, 2023
JULY 13, 2023
AUGUST 3, 2023
SEPTEMBER 7, 2023
OCTOBER 12, 2023
NOVEMBER 2, 2023
NOVEMBER 9, 2023 (Special Meeting at 5PM)
DECEMBER 7, 2023 (Special Meeting at 5:30PM)
The agenda and Board information for each meeting will be made available to the public on the Tuesday morning before each meeting. Copies are available at the GPTC corporate office or click below for an electronic copy of the most-recently published Board meeting packet.
Due to the pandemic, we have taken proper precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and its variants. A maximum of five members of the public will be allowed to attend Board meetings, masks must be worn at all times, and contact tracing information will be required.Members of public who cannot attend and have comments/questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include your name and location for the record.